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IMS GLC: Agilix Joins IMS Global Learning Consortium as New Contributing Member

Agilix Joins IMS Global Learning Consortium as New Contributing Member


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Lake Mary, FL. - 05 April 2007 The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) announced today that Agilix of Orem, Utah, provider of Agilix GoCourseT, a platform that enables rapid development of distributed learning applications, has joined IMS GLC as a Contributing Member.

"We are pleased that Agilix, a leader in collaborative, mobile, and distributed learning applications, has joined IMS GLC," commented Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium. Abel added, "Agilix is one of a growing number of organizations looking to support the Common Cartridge effort, and we welcome their input into this vital specification."

The Common Cartridge enables greater choice of learning content and applications in the context of a course or learning management system or a web application for learning. A "Common Cartridge" specifies an interchangeable format for the digital resources typically used in online support of educational and learning experiences that involve teachers, faculty, or instructors. The resources specified by Common Cartridge include digital content (such as html, media files, external links, SCOs), assessment items, collaborative forums, and enterprise or web accessible applications. The Common Cartridge includes a simple authorization mechanism. In use, a Common Cartridge can be used to support a wide variety of commonly used instructional constructs such as a courses, lessons, seminars, lesson plans, digital course paks supporting textbooks, and so forth. The Common Cartridge specification has recently been released to the IMS GLC Affiliates.

"We are eager to participate in the IMS GLC collaboration focused on learning impact through interoperability and innovation", says Curt Allen, Agilix president and CEO, and "Agilix will be supporting Common Cartridge in our products and we look forward to furthering this vital effort in achieving interoperability of educational content and systems."

About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC)
IMS GLC is a global, nonprofit, member consortium that provides leadership in shaping and growing the learning and educational technology industries through collaborative support of standards, innovation, best practice and recognition of superior learning impact. IMS GLC provides open interoperability specifications, reference models, and adoption practices for learning and educational content and systems. IMS GLC sponsors the annual Learning Impact conference and awards program. For more information visit www.imsglobal.org.

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